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the now former cia director david patraeus and also one of the nation's top generals. >>> the president will have to do something of a juggling act when he scares off. for starters his high profile cia director is gone because of a sex scandal. and john allen is under investigation for e-mails he sent to a patraeus family friend. he got backing from his immediate boss. >> no one should leap to conclusions. general allen is doing an excellent job in leading those forces. he certainly has my continued confidence. >> one prominent conservative is questioning the conduct of the fbi in both cases. >> let me begin with general allen who is smeared by an investigation who got out of control. no reason to believe he did anything inappropriate. >> and some who see this as a distraction. an investigation into what happened in libya back in september. the new acting director of the cia briefed some law makers yesterday. and while the president did face occasional questions about it on the campaign trail, he may be pressed to further splaen exactly what his administration new. and that approaching
in the patraeus resignation. now has a connection to the top american general in afghanistan. general john allen is the commander of nato forces. live on capitol hill. doug, what is going on? >> good morning. this is a long list of characters and we'll go through them quickly. this is general john allen, the commander of u.s. forces in afghanistan. he is accused of engaging in inappropriate e-mail exchanges with this woman. this is jill kelly. she has been described as unpaid social liaison down in florida. she also happens to be the same woman who if investigators say received harassing e-mails from paula broadwell. allegedly had an affair with former cia director david patraeus. >> the scandal as ensnared one of the most powerful figures. general john allen. he was slated to takeover as the head of the u.s. command and nato forces in europe. put on hold because of a littles he engaged in inappropriate e-mail exchanges with jill kelly. a family friend of former are director david patraeus. traveling overnight to australia. his spokesman confirmed the investigation. >> today the secretary direct
. >> david patraeus testified before a closed hearing on the investigation concerning the consulate attack. following the hearing committee members spoke to reporters. >> so far seven hours of hearings, we have spent the last two hours with former director patraeus. he laid out his view, which was very much appreciated. he answered a large number of questions. we still have two additional hearings. hopefully the preparations of the findings and a public hearing. >> big two this was a terrorist attack within 24 hours? >> i will not comment now. we will most likely comment on those things in our final report. i think we have a ways to go yet. i think they are trying to be very careful and cautious. >> [indiscernible] >> since you asked that question -- the roles of our committee are you cannot use something that you learned in a classified session. i can give you my assessment based on questions, my investigation, that what susan rice did was use talking points, pulled out originally by the cia signed off by the intelligence community, those were requested by the house committee. the intelli
aggressively. this thing has been opened up, and it is all on general patraeus. this is clearly, no one else in the cia. he should have known better and he acted in a reckless fashion which is why he was forced to resign. lou: my question is, it would seem to me that if a man were in his position he would understand , he is being surveiled by his own government. he is being -- various agencies. >> tradecraft. lou: and he is being surveiled, obviously, by the bad guys. what in the world would any director think he could get away with? >> there is no insight. horrible decision making. the level of arrogance, the level of arrogance in this. you know, best for people not to be arrogant in this competitive and aggressive and conflicting world. terrible, terrible judgment on his part. lou: benghazi, cia director goes to push on interview agents. all of this obviously well after the attacks on september 11th. what in the world could you possibly be thinking? would he not be thinking of how that looks to his own agency, for him to be sitting there sifting through the papers in the dust of an attack
ah, director david patraeus resigns. raises a lot of questions and stands the impact of major foreign policy issues facing the obama administration. what happens in the deadly attack in libya. joining us this morning deputy white house editor for politico. good morning. good to see you. >> good morning. >> whenever we see stories like this come out, scandal really, those details leak out. what do we know? >> he was having an affair. the woman involved was his buyographer and appears to been prompted into threatening e-mails he stoent another woman who was working down in florida and that there was some level of threat that she had given that had been so great the fbi started investigating her e-mail and in investigating her e-mail found all of these messages back and forth that made them know there was an affair going on. >> and this was quite some time ago? >> that's right. we also know in terms of the timing on this that the fbi was investigating it over the summer but they did not inform anyone outside of the fbi until this past week the director of national intelligence was told a
turn in the on going scandal regarding david patraeus this ew name has been added to the list. the top u.s. commander in afghanistan. what he is accused of doing in a live report. >> it's sentencing day for qualmie brown. what's expected to happen in court today. >> and law makers get back to work on capitol
for general patraeus and general clapper but something went wrong here and it seems like there was influence coming from outside and that should never happen when dealing with the intelligence communities and to me the on place it could have been coming from was the administration itself. megyn: we'll find out as you continue to probe into a disturbing story. mr. chairman of the homeland security committee, thanks for being here. all the best, sir. after billions of dollars in advertising, direct mailing, rallies, when wound up almost exactly where we were before election day:president obama in the white house and the democrats holding the senate and the republicans holding the congress. karl rove is live here three minutes away. emotional testimony at sentencing. take this guys picture off. no one wants to look at him. you know who it is. his name is jerrod laughe lough. today survivors of that tragedy are getting their first chance to confronts him face to face. a bad sign for victims of superstorm sandy. thousands of folks without gas, heat or food left out in the cold yet between. >> it'
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